Honda Civic 2018 Philippines: Price, Specs review, Release date, Interior, Exterior and Pros & Cons

Nov 24, 2017
Find out latest price, specs, release date, interior, exterior, pros & cons in our full review for the Honda Civic 2018 Philippines.

Honda Civic 2018 Philippines – The Rebirth of an Icon

Do you know the next-gen Honda Civic is now in the pipeline? While waiting for that anticipated horse, let’s find out together all about the current Honda Civic 2018 Philippines. This time, our honored “guest” is the entry-level Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT 2018.

Honda Civic 2018 angular rear

Honda Civic 2018 model – The Rebirth of an Icon

Beauty is only skin deep, so don’t depreciate the real value of the base 1.8 E CVT. Occupying a striking sporty exterior design, advanced interior goodies and a tough driving performance, this sedan, beyond any doubt, is worthy of more likes and mentions. Dip into our Honda Civic 2018 Review by Philkotse.com and you’ll find this true.

Honda Updates the All New Civic 1.8 E CVT

Update (28/11/2018): Philkotse.com has come up with a brief report of what to expect in the upcoming Honda Civic 2019. Check it out now!

1. Honda Civic 2018 Philippines: Exterior

What a coupe-like look! Yes, you see, the Honda Civic 2018 exterior is all-new: lower, wider stance and bolder bodylines.

Honda Civic 2018 angular front

The Civic 2018 exterior is all-new

Honda Civic 2018 front grille

Honda Civic features the brand’s iconic “Solid Wing Face” design​

Grabbing your attention at the first glance is definitely the fastback style which presents a more aggressive stance and an illusion of motion to the sedan while it stands still. At front fascia, the Honda Civic features the brand’s iconic “Solid Wing Face” design with a new chrome grille bordered by automatic LED headlamps with daytime running lights. The new front grille is also an identifying characteristic to differentiate itself from the RS variant, which comes with a high gloss black one. Besides, its flowing lines running seamlessly towards the beltline are also marvelous.

Honda Civic 2018 LED headlight

Automatic LED headlight

Honda Civic 2018 rear view

The rear car might be where you like most

Still being kept in the current Civic is a familiar head tuner. Although some condemn it to be overembellished with an unsuited front and rear facet, we think it’s distinct and very eye-catching.

The rear car might be where you like most in the Civic body. There, the C-shaped LED taillights have been well reworked from the last generation’s figure. On top of that, the shoulder lines emphasize the fastback styling while a subtle touch of sophistication further beautify the contoured trunk lid. To tell the truth, the rear design can be regarded as a big breakthrough over the previous model.

Honda Civic 2018 taillight

The C-shaped LED taillights have been well reworked from the last generation’s figure

Relating to the side profile, the new Civic is decked with sleek 5-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels along with LED door mirrors integrated side turn signal.

Honda Civic 2018 wheel

The new Civic is decked with sleek 5-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels

To draw a conclusion for this part, it can be said that the exterior design has significantly contributed to do up the size advantage, more specifically, magnify the car’s overall dimensions, the width and length especially. Point by point, the front boasts an elegant look due to its wide and convinced face well blending with a solid wing grille. In line with that, the back of the car is likely needless to say. The outside, largely, has nothing to complaint about.

Honda Civic 2018 door mirrors

LED door mirrors integrated side turn signal

2. Honda Civic 2018 Interior

The new Honda Civic 2018 interior gets wider than the previous generation. When enclosing the Civic and its other rivals in C-segment sedan for comparison, the said car is truly big and roomy for its actual size. Even, many wheelmen claim that the cabin seems to belong to its brother Accord rather than the Civic 1.8 E.

Honda Civic 2018 interior

The cabin seems to belong to its brother Accord

Being the base-level variant, it comes as no surprise when the Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT has fewer amenities than the flagship RS Turbo. However, similar to the top-of-the-line model, it is loaded with futuristic dashboard – an outstanding key feature. As well as that, the center is remarkably highlighted by the tablet-inspired 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth connectivity. Unfortunately, a satellite navigation system is not at your fingertips but how about installing your own apps via the “App Installer”? Nearby, the full color TFT three-pod digital gauge cluster is legible and the leather steering wheel features an ergonomic design.

Honda Civic gauges

The full color TFT three-pod digital gauge cluster is legible

What’s more, throughout the cockpit is sprinkled with soft touch plastic aside from some hard plastic portions. Nevertheless, for a more-than-one-million car, we’re still keeping alive a hope of more modern and premium materials rather than the old-school ones albeit upped.

Apropos of seating, the all-new Civic gives a comfortable driving position. More than that, a telescopic steering rack is also on hand for better configurability alongside a height-adjustable driver’s seat. The sedan cabin also receives an odd raised transmission tunnel which strongly assists driver to reach the switch-gears and gear lever more effortlessly.

Honda Civic 2018 seating

The Civic cabin has got an airy space for both front and rear passengers

Apart from a good position for the driver, the Civic cabin has got an airy space for both front and rear passengers while still putting aside enough space for storing stuff like smartphones, loose change and sunglasses, etc.

Moving to the seats at the rear, you may realize that those seats are lower than those up front. For the reason, it’s simply due to the aforesaid fastback profile. In defiance of that, owing to a 2,700 mm wheelbase, a great amount of legroom will make you park comfortably.

Honda Civic 2018 trunk space

The sedan has a trunk space of 428 liters

A luggage trunk of 428 liters is as much as you need. We think so. In case you need to store more stuff, fold the rear seats down.

Honda Civic 2018 rear seats

60/40 folding rear seats

If there is one thing for Honda to carry out some work, it must be the addition of physical buttons, or else, the audio controls in order to make the cockpit more user-friendly and surely, less complicated.

3. Honda Civic 2018 Philippines: Safety Features

Safety is always a top priority. Once again, Honda ensures that you’ve got nothing to worry about while behind the Civic wheel. Here are all safety and security features the all-new Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT has to offer:

  • Airbags (Driver’s and Front Passenger’s)
  • Anti-Lock Brakes System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Immobilizer
  • Stability Control
  • Security Alarm
  • Electronic Door Locks
  • Hill-Start Assist
  • ISOFIX

4. Honda Civic 2018 Review: Performance

The Honda Civic 2018 model is blessed with a 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine found in the previous Civic, mated to an Earth Dreams developed responsive Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The engine, due to no alterations, still delivers 141 hp at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 174 Nm at 4,300 rpm. Front-wheel drive system comes as standard.

Honda Civic 2018 engine

The 10th-gen model runs a 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine

With this engine, the 2018 Civic is strong and powerful enough to deal with daily city and highway driving despite not being as brilliant as the RS Turbo. In the main, robust performance and higher cruising efficiency are the name of the game at the present.

Additionally, the advanced CVT can get on well with the engine to transfer all power to the pavement with no drama. To a greater extent, an Eco Mode is also available for a better gas mileage. Switch the CVT into “S”, then the Sport Mode will be activated for quicker engine responses and consequently, for a more fun-to-drive feeling.

Honda Civic 2018 on the road

The 2018 Civic is strong and powerful enough to deal with daily city and highway driving

In spite of the fact that the Civic sedan is fairly wide, its road-holding potentialities promise to push back innumerable fierce contenders in sedan segment, even higher-performance saloons. It seems that the Dunlop Ensave eco-tires will relinquish grip for better fuel efficiency, but it’s not the case. The new Civic shows its considerable talent for balancing out the handling and fuel economy in concert. Perhaps we have mentioned too much the Civic fuel efficiency; it’s time to clear it up. Thanks to the aforenamed Earth Dreams developed CVT, the sedan consumes 10.3 km/L in normal city driving. If you’re unfortunately stuck in traffic jam, it uses up around 7.5 km/L. And on highways condition, the Civic will swill 17 – 17.5 km/L of fuel on average.

By the way, the brakes are excellent as well. Only a light prod of brake pedal is adequate for a quick turn or emergency stops. At low speeds, the electric power steering system might feel insensitive but the situation will change once the car top out at higher speeds.

5. Honda Civic 2018 Specs in the Philippines

Honda Civic 2018 Specs in the Philippines
 Overall
Name Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT
Year Introduced 2016
Vehicle Classification Compact Sedan
Body Type 4-Door Sedan
Price ₱1,115,000
Seating 5
Engine/Drive F/F
Dimensions
Length 4,633 mm
Width 1,799 mm
Height 1,416 mm
Wheelbase 2,700 mm
Curb Weight 1,239 kg
Turning Circle 10.6 m
Ground Clearance 133 mm
Trunk Capacity 428 L
Max Cargo 428 L
Engine
Displacement 1.8 L
Aspiration Normally Aspirated
Fuel Delivery EFI
Number of Cylinders 4
BHP @ rpm 141 @ 6,500
Nm @ rpm 174 @ 4,300
Fuel / Min. Octane Gasoline / 91~
Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Cruise Control Yes
Fuel Economy @ Ave. Speed 8.78 km/L @ 16 km/h
Fuel Capacity 47 L
Suspension and Tires
Front Suspension Independent, MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Independent, Multi-link
Front Brakes Vented Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Tires Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2 215/55 R 16 H (f & r)
Wheels Alloy
Exterior
Headlights LED
Fog Lamps Yes, Front
Auto Lights Yes
Rain-sensing Wipers No
Interior
Steering Wheel Adjust Tilt/Telescopic
Seating Adjustment Manual
Steering Wheel Material Urethane
Seating Surface Fabric
Folding Rear Seat 60/40
On-Board Computer Yes
Convenience Features
Power Windows Yes
Power Door Locks Yes
Power Steering Yes
Power Mirrors Yes
Climate Control Yes
Steering Controls Yes
Audio System
  • Stereo
  • CD
  • MP3
  • USB
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI
  • 6 Speakers
Safety Features
Airbags 2
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Yes
Traction / Stability Control Yes
Parking Sensors No, with Reverse Camera
Immobilizer Yes
Electronic Door Locks Yes
ISOFIX Yes
Hill-Start Assist Yes

6. Honda Civic 2018 Price in the Philippines & Release Date

As far as anyone could tell, the Honda Civic RS Turbo has been always the center of attention. But notwithstanding this, the Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT is still a superb saloon when compared to other base variants. Pegged at ₱1,115,000 only, it is just defeated by the RS’ turbocharger. Of course, if you need more, opt for higher-end trims.

The Honda Civic now has been passing through ten generations since the first-gen Civic in 1972. Most recently, the US-spec Honda Civic 2018 has been officially introduced, which would likely be a preview of the next-gen Civic. According to latest car news, Honda is actually getting to work on the eventual 11th-gen model. As expected, it will make its way in 2021. So stay tuned!

Honda Civic 2018 Price in the Philippines
Model Price
Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT ₱1,115,000
Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT Navi Limited Edition ₱1,133,000
Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT Modulo ₱1,170,000
Honda Civic 1.5 RS Turbo CVT ₱1,425,000
Honda Civic 1.5 RS Turbo CVT Modulo ₱1,472,000
Honda Civic 1.5 RS Turbo Modulo Sport ₱1,537,000

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7. Honda Civic 2018 Review: Pros and Cons

 Honda Civic 2018 Review: Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Sporty look
  • Airy and practical cabin
  • Nice engine performance
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Affordable price
  • Advanced safety features
Cons
  • Lack of physical buttons in the cabin
  • Upholstery is not upmarket

After scanning our Honda Civic 2018 Review, hopefully you have found the Civic more impressive than you’ve expected. So, what are you waiting for? Take one home before the Yuletide holiday comes.

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